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Michigan Virtual for Students offers a variety of courses in the summer, including required courses like math, science, history, English and six world languages, and elective courses like Digital Photography, Film Studies and Web Design Basics. What are the… Read more

Michigan Virtual’s inaugural webinar will be available at 7 p.m. on May 20 when University of Michigan associate professor Barry Fishman presents The Next National Educational Technology Plan: Implications for Learning Online. In this session, Fishman, who served as… Read more

Written by Carl Ill, Retired Michigan School Administrator This article first appeared in the April 19, 2010, edition of the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators TECHknowLOGY newsletter Melanie Laber is a busy woman. Besides maintaining a household and… Read more

The seven profiled schools each have their own online learning story to tell. The schools were asked to provide information on the historical, current and future use of online learning in their schools. Questions were asked about when online… Read more

We can do more with less

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Written by Neil Marchuk Executive Vice President of Human Resources, TRW Automotive Chairman of the Michigan Virtual Board of Directors Michigan can harness innovation as a way to do more with less in K-12 education, even though that challenge… Read more

Goals and recommendations inform state and local technology plans LANSING – In early March, the United States Department of Education announced the release of Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, the National Education Technology Plan (NETP) 2010. This… Read more

Alliance for Excellent Education brief advocates for changes in education LANSING – According to an IssueBrief published by the Alliance for Excellent Education, K-12 education is dealing with three major crises nationwide, and the time to “change crisis to… Read more

Michigan Virtual is seeking leading providers of online K-12 education in beginning- through advanced-level instruction in the content areas of Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies for online high school and middle school students. Michigan Virtual invites… Read more

The purpose of Recommendations for Supporting Full-time Online Learners is to provide schools: Guidance for implementing full-time online learning options A mentor self-assessment tool that emphasizes the importance of online mentors A sample school board policy regarding online learning… Read more

New management structure aims to strengthen customer relations LANSING – Michigan Virtual® announces the reorganization of its management structure with the appointment of Dr. David Myers as the leader of the company’s two educational programs: Michigan Virtual® and Michigan… Read more

Online instructor Melanie Laber excels in the virtual classroom LANSING – Melanie Laber teaches trigonometry, geometry and pre-algebra to students in Detroit, Paw Paw, Traverse City and Houghton. She was recently named Michigan’s Online Teacher of the Year. Laber… Read more

Lansing – The sixth annual Michigan Virtual online learning symposium, Connecting with Youth in a Media-rich World, was attended by over 260 online learning enthusiasts Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Attendees heard provocative keynotes… Read more

A Report to the Legislature, 2009

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This report is submitted in compliance with Section 98 (6) of Public Act 196 of 2014, which requires Michigan Virtual to provide, not later than December 1 of each fiscal year, a report to the House and Senate Appropriations… Read more

Lansing – Michigan Virtual® was named Educational Program of the Year at the Ninth Annual Awards Gala in Detroit on Friday, Sept. 25. Michigan Virtual® offers online learning courses and services to both Michigan students and educators through its… Read more

LANSING –While online learning and virtual schools continue to grow annually, a recent study shows that educators aren’t prepared for the number of students who want to learn online. A national study tracked the growing student demand for online… Read more

LANSING – Online learning is challenging educators to rethink how curriculum is delivered which has led some educators to ask if online learning is as good as face-to-face instruction. MSU associate professor Punya Mishra recently told a group of… Read more

LANSING – A recently released analysis of online learning “found that, on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.” The United States Department of Education (USDOE) analysis, “Evaluation of Evidence-based Practices in Online… Read more

LANSING — Michigan Virtual announces the recent addition of Linda Frederickson as their Marketing, Sales & Communications Manager. Frederickson will direct Michigan Virtual’s marketing, sales and communication strategies across all divisions of the organization to ensure that marketing, outreach,… Read more

LANSING — Several scholarships for the Michigan Virtual math online summer camps are still available for seventh and eighth grade students. The summer camps are a collaborative partnership between Michigan Virtual and the Michigan Mathematics and Science Center Network…. Read more

This document provides an overview of Michigan Virtual’s accomplishments, core assets and challenges, and examines trends in online learning. It also establishes a framework that reaffirms the organization’s vision, priority goals and core strategies for the future. The strategic… Read more

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